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Marriage Matters: Take Time to Affirm Your Spouse's Endearing Qualities
In my marriage preparation classes, I ask engaged couples to sit close to one another, hold hands, look into each other’s eyes and tell their future spouse what his or her most endearing quality is that day. When they are done sharing with one another, I ask the couples if they learned anyt...

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Anniversary Mass - Couples Have the Keys to a Sacramental Marriage
The consistent thread throughout the Scriptures for the Annual Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass was the theme of persistence, perseverance, and patience.  It was a thread Deacon Doug Hoffman continued to sew throughout his homily asking couples gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, &ldquo...

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Sept. 19 is Deadline to Register for Anniversary Mass
The September 19 deadline for registering for the 2022 Silver and Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass is fast approaching. This is a firm date, so please register soon if you plan to attend. The Mass, which will take place October 16 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, is open to all couples ...

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Help is Available for Challenged Marriages
You Can Help Your Marriage Do you feel alone in your marriage? Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Do you and your spouse argue, or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about your relationship make it worse?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these qu...

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Register by Feb. 1: Marriage Enrichment Celebrates the Joy of Love
For Valentine’s Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a virtual marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. This enrichment will coincide with National Marriage Week, celebrated Fe...

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One Quick Kiss Leads to an Enduring Love Story
The chorus of a well-known 1960’s song goes, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” After 74 years of marriage, those words are still ringing true for Anna Karrenberg of Colchester. On New Year’s Eve, 1925, when Anna was 15, she and a girlfriend ...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands w...

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The Diocese's Anniversary Mass is Coming Up - Register by September 10th
Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m. is the date set for the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. The registration deadline is September 10, 2021. Bishop Michael Cote will be the main celebrant for this year’s Mass, which will honor the endu...

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter Seeks Longest Married Couple
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) is sponsoring its 11th annual search for the longest married couple in the United States.  Nominations, which are open to all husband and wife couples regardless of religious affiliation, may be submitted through Sept. 10. They may be submitted online at l...

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Save the Date: Diocese to Recognize Anniversary Couples
Sunday, October 3 is the date set for the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Bishop Michael Cote will be the main celebrant for this year’s Mass, which will honor the enduring love of married couples. The Mass will begin at 2 p.m....

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Marriage Matters: Take Time to Affirm Your Spouse's Endearing Qualities
In my marriage preparation classes, I ask engaged couples to sit close to one another, hold hands, look into each other’s eyes and tell their future spouse what his or her most endearing quality is that day. When they are done sharing with one another, I ask the couples if they learned anything new from their exchange. Nearly every time the response is, “No, but it was nice to hear!” Yes, it is nice to hear our beloved tell us something good about ourselves. We all need that kind of affirmation in our lives, especially from the person with whom we have ...

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